No! I Don't ....

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 32 ratings

No! I Don't Want to Join a Bookclub Summary

Too young to be whisked away by a Stannah Stairlift or to enjoy the luxury of a walk-in-bath, Marie Sharp is horrified when a friend suggests she join a bookclub as she turns 60. Bookclub people feel they must poke their brain with a pointed stick to keep it working - they're as bad as oldies who cycle across Mongolia in their 80s or paraglide in their 90s. As far as Marie is concerned, they're tragic failures who haven't come to terms with ageing, whereas she's thrilled about it - although she's a bit preoccupied about whether to give up sex. Curmudgeonly, acute, and funny, this fictionalised diary is "Grumpy Old Woman meets Bridget Jones".
©2006 Virginia Ironside (P)2007 Isis Publishing
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  • Book 1

    • No! I Don't Want to Join a Bookclub

    • By: Virginia Ironside
    • Narrated by: Marlene Sidaway
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Too young to be whisked away by a Stannah Stairlift or to enjoy the luxury of a walk-in-bath, Marie Sharp is horrified when a friend suggests she join a bookclub as she turns 60. Bookclub people feel they must poke their brain with a pointed stick to keep it working - they're as bad as oldies who cycle across Mongolia in their 80s or paraglide in their 90s. As far as Marie is concerned, they're tragic failures who haven't come to terms with ageing.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very amusing.

    • By Mrs. REP on 08-11-08

    Regular price: £23.49

  • Book 2

    • No! I Don't Need Reading Glasses

    • By: Virginia Ironside
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Marie may be 'getting on a bit' but it's certainly not getting her down. She's working part time so there are more hours each day to enjoy life. She has her friends. She has Pouncer, the cat, as well as a darling grandson. And she has Archie to share her bed.

    Regular price: £18.49

  • Book 3

    • No, Thanks! I'm Quite Happy Standing!

    • By: Virginia Ironside
    • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Marie is turning 69 this year, but there are no signs of her slowing down - she has a new lodger (very into conspiracy theories), an intractable iPhone to wrestle with, and a trip to India to plan! As usual the year brings plenty of challenges as well as opportunities. Marie is burgled, which sends the street into uproar. Ex-husband David is still around and getting rather too close for comfort.

    Regular price: £19.99